The New Mexico Middle School Electric Car Challenge consists of a battery-powered model car race, design competition, as well as the option to compete in a research oral presentation.
The 2021 competition will be virtual.
Building a battery-powered car requires skills in both math and science. The primary goal of the competition is to generate enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills at a crucial stage in the development of middle school students.
- Teams are provided everything needed to build and power a battery model car (chassis, wheels, gears, motor, etc.).
- Entrants will be limited to the first 20 teams that register by the deadline.
- Teams may be made up of a maximum of 6 students.
- Each school can register up to two teams.